The Beach- Summer Term

The Beach
Welcome to Class 1!!
Mrs Alberts is the class teacher and Mrs Davey is the teaching assistant, on a Tuesday, Mrs Price comes to help in the afternoon.

This term our topic is the beach, we will learn how to keep ourselves safe on the beach and find out about sun safety. We will explore coastlines, looking at key physical features. We will locate coastal/seaside locations and find out about the local seaside town of St Ives. We will explore why sea water is salty and how things float easily in salt water and explore what we think we might find at a beach. We will finish our topic with a trip to Looe to investigate our ideas.


In Literacy we will be focusing on invitations, persuasive writing and recounts.

In Maths we will be covering place value, number and measurement.


In PE we will be having a coach from Liskeard on a Tuesday morning teaching the children athletics, we also have Sports Day to look forward to, a circus day were the children will be taught age appropriate circus skills, balance bike training and a Pirate  PE afternoon in Liskeard.


In Art we will be making lots of beach related crafts, using different materials, textures and techniques. In Music we will be learning songs about the seaside and in Science we will be looking at animals including humans, mostly exploring fish and what lives in our oceans.


In ICT we will be accessing reading eggs and year 1 will be recapping on internet safety and then learning how to record on an iPad, use paint and make a poster using a program.


We are completing phase 3,4 and 5 phonics, using letters and sounds.
We also enjoy WildTribe every week, where we explore our surroundings, use our imagination in the mud kitchen and understand the world.
We believe that reading is very important both at home and in school, we aim to listen to the children read once a week and we have some lovely reading helpers that support this!